Animation of the Day: Letter Seal from Jamestown

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL)

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Today’s animation is a letter seal recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. This object has a negative impression of a falcon on one end and an anchor on the other, and would have impressed these designs in wax to seal a letter closed. It was scanned on May 1, 2014, in the Jamestown Rediscovery laboratory by Digital Curation Specialist Lauren Volkers and VCL Intern Vivian Hite. Lauren created this animation.

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Jamestown’s Jeff Aronowitz watches the scanning process.

Jeff Aronowitz tests the printed replica of the seal in the Virtual Curation Laboratory.

Jeff Aronowitz tests the printed replica of the seal in the Virtual Curation Laboratory.

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